LA based artist Gallant is in the middle of a break out year. His latest song, “Weight in Gold,” has racked up over 1 million plays in little more than a month, handpicked as Zane Lowe’s first ‘Future Exclusive’ on his Beats 1 radio show. Showcasing sultry vocals with a beautiful blues instrumental, the track has gone on to pick up plays at BBC Radio 1 and top Hype Machine, referred to by The FADER as inhabiting “a rarefied space somewhere between Leon Bridges’ sweet nostalgia and Miguel’s heavy, riff-soaked take on R&B” In big news, Gallant will be hitting the road this fall as direct support for indie legend Sufjan Stevens. In celebration of that, Gallant is offering a vibed out remix of ‘Weight In Gold’ by Philadelphia producer Louis Futon, who has given the track new life in his own regard.
Louis Futon has been making waves over the past year through a series of official remixes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop ranging from Wiz Khalifa, Mos Def, G-Eazy, Logic amongst more on top of several successful solo releases included a self-titled EP that’s seen millions of plays online since it’s release earlier this year. He was just featured on the latest Bassnectar album with his unexcited collaboration with the man himself. He’s currently in the middle of a summer festival tour with stops already being made at Coachella to Counterpoint to Paradiso amongst many more. He’s set to go on his first headline tour this fall with a special first show that’s already announced in Denver, Colorado at 1UP on August 19th. Signed to the record label Mind of a Genius, who last year revealed Grammy-nominated darling ZHU, Gallant is establishing himself as an artist to watch for the remainder of the year.
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Fareoh is back with a serious heater for you. An interesting blend of melodic bass, piercing vocals from Sarah Mount, and some electric instrumentation make this track really pop. I’ve got a lot of respect for the amount of depth Fareoh was able to capture in the track. Bouncing out of genre constraints isn’t an easy feat but this dude has some serious production chops. Enjoy the track below.
Future bass connoisseur and Amsterdam-native GANZ just dropped a massive new original. In the past, he built a name for himself with remixes for artists such as A-Trak, Flume x Hermitude and Odesza. His latest, “Cold Fire”, brings the heat with pop-inspired vocals from Gia Koka and an earth shattering, synth heavy drop. Accompanied by a tour also titled “Cold Fire”, the tour kicked off July 31st in San Francisco and includes a staggering eight tour dates across the U.S. and Canada hitting major festivals such as HARD Summer along the way. Out via his own records label The Hard Headed, listen to “Cold Fire” below and be sure to check out GANZ‘s upcoming tour dates.
These days it’s hard to find an act who can consistently keep you on the edge of your seat like Coyote Kisses. There is certainly no other artist that embodies the phrase ‘expect the unexpected’ more than the Los Angeles based production duo. Their latest release, courtesy of Next Wave Records, is a future trap influenced original with crispy drums and chopped vocals perfect for the tail end of this festival season. Be sure to check out the stream below and grab your copy on iTunes!
So basically, Draper makes some really solid future tunes. His latest release on Monstercat is called “On You” featuring Alby Hobbs. This one is drenched in romantic feels, screaming synth work, and some cool bass style. You can always expect this kind of quality from Monstercat, props to them for linking up with Draper for the release. Without any further ado, let this slow burner float you right on into the weekend.
Vanessa Elisha‘s track “Down For This” is certainly easy on the ears. Her smooth vocals are seriously seductive, so she’s been the center of a lot of remix attention. The latest comes from producer Palace, and you’re going to dig it. The tune suits the Australian vocalists original track perfectly, expanding upon the future bass/trap vibes that already existed in the track. Really stunning work on this one, a nice balance of beauty and bass. Stream this remix from Palace below exclusively at GottaDanceDirty. Lucky for those who are digging the vocals, Vanessa Elisha has just been added to Paces’ “Hold It Down” tour, grab tickets here.
“I’ve been a fan of Vanessa’s work for sometime and I didn’t hesitate when she approached me to do this. The original Down For This contained lots of interesting sounds and textures to work with, so I created something that retains everything I loved about the original, and added my twist on it.”
In the future bass sector, few do it better than Sweater Beats. In the past Sweater Beats has taken on official remixes for artists such as; Flume & Chet Faker, Kastle and most recently Alesso. Now, Australian powerhouse duo Hermitude have asked Sweater Beats to remix their single ‘The Buzz’, from their Australian #1 album Dark Night Sweet Light. This one has just the nicest touch of everything under the production umbrella. Sick work on the vocal samples dances over the huge bass sections. Really nice percussion and background horn-inspired synths serve as the backdrop for this beast. Stream the track below.
Luca Lush has been crushing remixes left and right, and was even recently added to the Splash House 2015 June lineup. His forward thinking sound is certainly one-of-a-kind, and he brought it with this remix for LA’s own SNBRN. Perhaps the most unique of the “Raindrops” remix, this one brings some out-of-this-world synth work, creative percussion and one hell of a tune. Download it for free now.
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It’s always nice to slow things down a bit. Alina Baraz & Galimatias know this all too well, and have been blowing minds with this last release. This sex pot of a track is called “Can I,” and might be the most sensuous track you hear all week. Ethereal vocals and an almost-haunting sample asking to “undress you” transform this track into a little something extra. Alina Baraz & Galimatias absolutely smashed this one, it’s available on the 28th to cop.
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The buzz behind Philadelphia based producer Louis Futon is extremely high right now as he is coming off the massive release of his latest official remix of G-Eazy’s “Let’s Get Lost,” which has just broke 3 million plays on Soundcloud alone in under 6 weeks. This follows up his self titled Louis Futon EP he released in January as a free download.
Today he brings us his latest, and easily one of his most impressive songs to date, another out of this world remix. This time he has taken on rising Brooklyn hip-hop band Phony People and their smoothly sensual single “End Of The Night.” Highlighting the vocals and instruments brightly while layering in some new beefed up drums paves way for an exciting bassline that you will have a hard time stopping yourself from bobbing your head.
If you’re out at Coachella this weekend, don’t miss Louis Futon playing Sunday (3:15-4:15) in the DoLab!